This paper compares archaeological data and textual evidence on issues concerning production, circulation, and consumption of goods in western Mesara during the Neopalatial period, when the Haghia Triada Linear A archives provide a good starting point. The focus will be on pottery, bronze working and textiles, since they are well attested archaeologically and occur in Linear A texts too. The analysis demonstrates how the concern of central authority is diversified according to products and steps in the productive chain, and how large part of the acquisition of goods escaped written administration and occurred within a system of consolidated traditional procedures, as proposed by Thomas Palaima, and/or according to forms of embedded production.
|Titolo:||Testi e contesti: Produzione artigianale e amministrazione palaziale nella Messarà occidentale TMI|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|